Published October 11, 2021
The City of Houston recently began requiring cottage foods operators to purchase a Temporary Food Dealer’s Permit to sell foods at certain events. This is a clear violation of Texas’ cottage foods law.
In response, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and Homemade Texas (a newly formed non-profit that supports cottage food producers) drafted and sent a letter to Houston’s Health Department, stating that the city has no legal basis to require a permit and therefore must end the practice.
We will keep you updated on any response from the city and on our next steps, if they become necessary.